Highway 80 bridge over the Blanco River closed for helicopter evacuations

SAN MARCOS, Texas (KXAN) – Helicopters are helping lift people out of high tide near the Blanco River Thursday after heavy rains flooded areas overnight.

The San Marcos Police Department posted on its Facebook page that the Highway 80 bridge across the river is closed while teams from the San Marcos Fire Department and Starflight evacuate people.

No deaths or injuries have been reported, SMPD said, but it does not know when the bridge will reopen.

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